It is recommended to use LaTeX for an automated process of writing and well ordered output. It is also provided a useful template to start to set the structure of all the thesis.
To use LaTeX in a Linux system Ubuntu-like you have to install the package texlive.
So, for example, you can install it launching in a terminal the command:
Then you can start using LaTeX in two ways:
1) by command line
For example, once you have downloaded the template and you changed you directory in the folder where you extracted it, you can compile the thesis launching:
you will obtain a file .dvi which can be converted in .ps or .pdf by:
There are many other arguments and commands to have a complete compilation of the LaTeX code: they are specified in the README.txt of the template. You can also compile your thesis using the provided script, which contains all the commands for a complete compilation of your thesis:
2) by an editor/compiler
Many of them are listed here.